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  • Wilbur Ross: Investing in Ireland

    Discussing Ireland's corporate tax rate advantage as well as its young, educated workforce, with Wilbur Ross, WL Ross chairman/CEO.

  • Silvio Berlusconi

    He has survived criminal charges and  if you believe all the stories, bunga bunga parties, but could the latest debt crisis be the final nail in the coffin for Silvio Berlusconi's political career?

  • Dr. Marc Faber

    The bear market is on its way back, economist and contrarian investor Marc Faber, the editor and publisher of The Gloom Boom & Doom Report told CNBC Tuesday.

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    Markets are likely to keep up the pressure on Italy and Spain and the European Central Bank seems to be the only authority that could act quickly, analysts told CNBC.com Tuesday.

  • Europe on the Brink, Guggenheim CIO

    Scott Minerd of Guggenheim Partners on why people will flee the euro and go to a safe haven like US Treasurys, since the United States is 'the least dirty shirt in the bag.'

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    The dollar will face months of weakness in the run up to the U.S elections next year, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy, HSBC told CNBC Tuesday

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    Progress on the Greek government's structural reform program has been "impressive" and could succeed in reducing the country's debt to GDP (gross domestic product) ratio to sustainable levels, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Tuesday.

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    Amid signs that the European debt crisis -- which already has seen Greece, Ireland and Portugal seek aid from the European Union and International Monetary Fund -- is now spreading to Italy, analysts at Goldman Sachs are predicting that while painful, debt consolidation will succeed as soaring borrowing costs force governments to act.

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    As the world waited for news on whether the House would pass the debt ceiling deal on Monday, stocks in Italy came under heavy pressure with the country's banks again seeing heavy losses.

  • European Central Bank

    The financial markets don't know which way to look. On either side of the Atlantic we have a debt disaster that would on its own be a recipe for short fingernails or worse. But despite Monday's headlines, it is Europe that presents the far greater risk to the global economy.

  • The euro zone economy is recovering at a growth rate which is "above potential", albeit "not very strongly", European Central Bank Executive Board Member Lorenzo Bini Smaghi told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Greece

    Investors are unlikely to take up in sufficient numbers the voluntary swap scheme set up by the euro zone for Greek bonds because they will be tempted to sell at the higher prices found at the short-end, investment bank JPMorgan says.

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    Just days after European policymakers toasted a 109 billion euro ($156 billion) bailout aimed at hauling Greece back from the brink of insolvency, speculation some of its hapless bondholders might opt out of a crucial distressed debt exchange is gathering pace.

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    Can a bailout fund whose backers include some of the countries it may be called upon to bail out really succeed? The NYT reports.

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    Banks in Europe will be required to disclose more information about the number of their employees earning more than one million euros ($1.4 million) under proposals put forward by Brussels. The FT reports.

  • Ireland and European Union

    Ireland sold a 1.1 billion euro ($1.6 billion) stake in Bank of Ireland to a group of unidentified investors on Monday to keep the country's largest bank out of state hands and provide a rare boost to a battered sector and bruised economy.

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    Italy and Spain are major guarantors, but they may be next in line for aid if Europe’s debt crisis deepens, reports The New York Times.

  • Money Match Up

    Will the Greek debt deal put risk back on? how to profit from the Euro debt crisis by using currencies, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook

    CNBC's Melissa Francis looks at the week's top business news and investing advice, including sovereign debt plays and tech stocks.

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    Greece's bailout gives a lift, but the dollar is missing the fun - time for your Friday FX Fix.